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. >>> and life is still a far cry from normal in "new york post" sandy. we have a story on life in one of the hardest hit states. >>> when you have a city with the largest subbasis testimony, when it is down, it is crippling. some lines were up today. but you cannot escape post sandy new york. >> reporter: everywhere you go, it is there. >> everything has been touched by sandy. >> reporter: from long island, where houses are destroyed, lights out, cars dead, still. to new york city, where frustration is the new normal. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: here, three long days in the dark and three long hours for gas are taking their toll. speaking of tolls are free, but you pay in waiting. if you have less than three people in the car you don't get over a bridge or new a tunnel. >> move to the front, let's go. >> reporter: no news story can wrap up the toll of super storm sandy. the death toll is 97. more than half in the tristate area. today, the discovery of two boys swept from their mother on a staten island street at the height of the storm, they got out to get help, but she could
unplugged. superstorm sandy gave life to a new set of scams. find out how to protect yourself. and, why the creator of star wars is giving "new hope" to education. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning everybody. i'm angela miles. it's november 2nd, and it's jobs friday. it may or may not be deal-breaker for voters, but tensions are high over the jobs numbers due out today. it's anticipated 125,000 jobs were added in october, and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9% from 7.8%. in the latest numbers on jobs, adp reports 158,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month, while the goverment reports claims for unemployment benefits last week fell by 9,000 to 363,000. stocks surged ahead of today's jobs numbers. the dow rallied 137 points, the nasdaq up 43, and the s&p popped 16 pts. gold dropped $4 and oil inched up to nearly $87. tim mulholland of china america capital joins us now from the trading floor of cme group. good morning, good to have you on the show this morning on this jobs friday. > > go
over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hoping they can get their minds off what's happened and what's to come for just a couple of hours. so that's a bit of good news in the middle of what's been a lot of horrible news. pat, jim, back to you. >> all right. jay gray. jay, thank you. >>> about 1,500 dominion virginia workers left this morning to help restore power in central new jersey. hundreds of thousands there still in the dark after sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one
sandy. if you have a car in new york, new jersey, other areas affected all along the coast, chances are you're having a hard time filling your gas tank. many stations are still closed. others are seeing huge lines. the question is how long is this going to last? we're going to get into that coming up. >> but first, let's look at where we stand as we approach this final stretch. the mark up 131 points on the dow. check it out. 1% higher on the industrial average. technology among the better performers. you have the nasdaq composite up 42 points, that's 1.5%. s&p 500 looks like this. nasdaq at the highest levels of the afternoon right now. s&p, very close to it. up about 15 points. better than 1%. >> pretty good gains. let's dig deeper into the rally, what we can expect from the jobs numbers tomorrow. >> gentlemen, good to see you. thanks for joining us. gary, let me kick this off with you. you think market rally today is sustainable? >> well -- hi, maria. yeah, thank you. you know, it's kind of a combination of a good technical and fundamental rally. you know, a great confluence, alm
in the wake of superstorm sandy. look at this. it is what a return to normal looks like post-sandy this morning in new york and new jersey. massive gridlock. thousands upon thousands lining up, waiting for public transportation in certain spots. this new video taken within the last hour in brooklyn. all of these people hoping to board a bus to get into manhattan. on the highways into the city, police check points and hov restrictions in place. look at that line of cars. only cars with three people or more are allowed to cross bridges and tunnels on to the island. they just made an exception to that rule saying that black cars and taxis are exempt. however, these lines are stretching for miles upon miles. meanwhile, more staggering news on the terrible toll of this storm. more than 80 people now confirmed dead. damage estimates topping $60 billion and climbing. 5.6 million people remain without electricity. the national guard has been called into communities like hoboken, new jersey, where tens of thousands are reported stranded by still high flood waters. president obama will retur
rkt hello and thank you fosh joining us, i'm jc hayward. three days after superstorm sandy barreled through the region, thousands of customers are still without power, but the numbers of shrinking. here are the latest figures. pepco reports it has zero outages related to the storm. dominion power has more than 3300 people without power, bge has more than 1,700 in our region without power and potomac edison has more than 26,000 outages in maryland and just under 79,000 in west virginia. >>> novec has 380 sandy-related outages. >>> and while things are quickly returning to normal in our area, it is going to be a while before new york recovers. the city's road to recovery is literally gridlocked. subway trains began rolling a short time ago for the first time in 3 1/2 days. but service is limited. 14 out of the 23 subway lines are now running, but only in limited areas. multiple tunnels and stations remain flooded. authorities say that it will take a week just to pump out the water and then crews will begin assessing the damage and making repairs. >>> most of new jersey's barrier isl
, you think the sandy play would be over, but no. trex, those waterproofing products -- >> you got to wonder if they're covering shorts in advance of the employment report perhaps, bob. >> they're buying on sandy pretty heavy on these stocks. >> >>ty, more later, back to you. >>> a lot of economic data out today. some of it supposed to have come out earlier in the week, was delayed. shows an economy building momentum. that is at least until sandy came. steve leisman here. steve, is sandy going to slam the brakes on this slightly upward arc we're seeing in the economy? >> it is definitely going to have an impact on the economy. today we got a read on the economy ahead of sandy giving us really a baseline. that baseline was a little bit better than economists originally thought. at almost every count. perhaps the miss here -- what a nice graphic they made. perhaps the miss there was because they don't know how to estimate the new methodology. but that was better than expected. claims a little bit better than expected. ism above expectations also. construction spending powered by resi
of the recovery, sandy, remain without power in the storm region. some areas likely to be without -- some of you in the ameri mta as a -- we're getting word from coned, the utility here in manhattan, tre to have electricity restored to the island of manhattan. >> not only that people are using cars more and more to get around because of the public transport limit people with generators need gas line to run them. >> wait until you hear the one on the distraught. i'm going to cancel. it just seems like a bad idea in terms of you drink a little too much. i'm not a big gasoline and fiber. >> and monster drinks are about as far as i'm willing to go on that front, as far as box drinks. >> there's an awful lot of cane in new orleans. >> jim just broke, for a minute it was exclusive. phil jones us talking about mall mali staying at ford. >> we're listening to the conference call where mallalay and -- one thing to keep in mind that's very important is that he did not want to just lead ford because this is a company that has a long and really a bad track record when it comes to ceo succession. he looks at
from super storm sandy, the death toll at least 63. locally power is back on for thousands of families up and down the east coast. millions are still in the dark. the damage is in the billions of dollars. on families and flooded homes rescued and choppered out to stacey. in a moment a story you'll want to see. a local man living with als. his devoted wife and how this amazing couple has weathered the last few days. a ray of hope for a couple that can really use it. we're going to be here for a long haul. that promise from president obama to the people of the garden state. >> from the air and on the ground, mr. obama got an up close, firsthand look at all of the carnage, and together they met with dozens of families that lost their homes, their businesses and in some cases both. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> and the president reiterated he's ordered federal agencies to cut through any red tape. the top priorities, restoring power and clearing roads in mass transit. for nomillio
of -- nicole petallides. nicole: so far, so good. day two of trading after hurricane sandy hits the eastern seaboard. names like home depot and lowe's have been doing well on the heels of everybody rushing to get things to clean up after the hurricane hit. also, there was separation as well. the immediate impact of sandy is quite significant, trucking volumes and that will take time for a to get back to normal. the more people over the last year or so. hell shire posted solid topline during the latest quarter. connell: it was an absolute commuting nightmare. take a look at the gas lines. this is similar in many areas. miles long. people waiting for hours following hurricane sandy to fill up their car. let's bring in tom kloza. >> this is all about the power. once the power comes back, people will get their fuel. connell: it is not as if in a normal situation we would have any supply issues. you definitely have a lot of demand for gasoline. power is a big-time issue. does it have any impact on market dynamics and pricing? >> i think a lot of demand is being destroyed. i think what you will s
literally thrown. bizarre case, peggy, thank you. >>> three days after sandy slammed the mid-atlantic in the northeast, the death toll continues to climb. >> sandy now blamed for more than 80 deaths and more than 4.6 million homes and businesses still in the dark this evening. in new york city, police are out there enforcing an hov requirement if you want to drive your car into manhattan. in hoboken, new jersey, nearly 20,000 people stranded in their homes by flood waters. in large areas of the jersey coast are in ruins with homes, piers, board walks simply wreck. bruce johnson reports from a marina in atlantic highlands, new jersey, where sandy tossed around dozens of boats just like toys. >> reporter: i'm bruce johnson in highland, new jersey, another one of those small beach towns devastated by the storm. back over there, that's new york city. well what we want you to see is this way. you won't believe it. damage from this storm. millions of dollars in losses to these boats. big, small, luxury boats. working people, gone. >> it was rolling waves. and they were just both co
of sandy is a stark reminder of just how vulnerable our critical infrastructure is. as this crucial backbone is rethought and rebuilt, cramer looks at one stock that seems to be in a powerful position. could it recharge your portfolio? and later -- >> house of pleasure. >> pending home sales rose to a five-year high today. which stock should you move into, as the foundation for growth and housing becomes more secure? tonight, it's an open house for three potential plays on a real estate rebound. which one should you put an offer out on? >>> plus best medicine? health care trust of america leases over 12 million square feet of medical space nationwide. could their hefty dividend help your portfolio stay healthy? cramer gives his prognosis in an exclusive with its ceo just ahead. all coming up on "mad money." >>> now that we've had a month to reflect on hurricane sandy, one thing is very clear. our nation needs a new power grid. you know that and i know that. i call this storm a wake-up call to government officials and the utilities they regulate all over this country to finally start
" will be right back. >>> coming up -- power up? >> the devastation left in the wake of sandy is a stark reminder of just how vulnerable or critical infrastructure is. as the crucial backbone is rethought and rebuilt, cramer looks at one stock that seems to be in a powerful position. could it recharge your portfolio? >>> later -- >> house of pleasure. >>> pending home sales rose to a five-year high today. which stock should you move into, as the foundation in growth and housing becomes more secure? tonight, it's an open house for three potential plays on a resteal rebound. which one should you put an offer out on? >>> plus best medicine? health care trust of america leases over 12 million feet of medical space nationwide. could their hefty dividend help your portfolio stay healthy? cramer gives his prognosis in an exclusive with its ceo just ahead. >>> all coming up on "mad money." [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is
carlson. i hope you have a great day. we are talking about hurricane sandy because millions are without power and relying on generators for power. and now there is fear about gas shortage. >> steve: that is one of the few stations open. folks news e-mail that went to the state department and could be the smoking gun on libya. >> president obama responding to hurricane from the situation room. but where was the picture on september 11th when americans over seas were killed in libya. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: good morning, peter is in for brian. >> steve: it is november 1st all saints day and yesterday's all souls day . and people are praying for help because millions are without power and millions in this area that are hurting. >> gretchen: no kidding. we have a fox news alert. remember the picture of september 11th? the white house pushing this picture. where was the picture on september 11th this year in regard to ben benghazi. >> steve: and going to peter doocy who is live in the nation's capitol with a look at the president touring ne
sandy, and phil flynn is in the trading pits for the cme for us, and what's pushing oil today, phil? >> well, you know, i think a lot of things, but more than anything, there's a pop up in the crude contract increasing geopolitical risk, al-qaeda attack on the yes , ma'am -- yemen border, and they are there giving a market a boost, but the products rebound after getting crushed on friday. in a weird way, i guess we got to be happy about upcoming gasoline prices because it could be a sign things are getting back to normal in the northeast. price crushinged because -- crushed because of demand. that's given us a rebound in that market. heating oil, of course, the proxy for jet fuel slammed. it got hit harder than any of the oil products. it's coming back a bit as well. all in all, the market being up a little bit, maybe a sign demand could come back as soon as they start to get power to everybody on the northeast. back to you. >> interesting. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> well, the president and governor romney criss-crossing the country in a last minute blitz, no surprise. they w
's listen. >> an update on the city's recovery from sandy as of this moment. i went to some of the areas in south brooklyn hit hardest by the storm. i did talk to some homeowners, went inside some of their houses and some had been severely damaged by sandy. the homeowners are still without power. some of them are still pumping water out of their basements, and they're confronting what they have lost and what to do next. the bottom line is the most important thing is to deal with those we have fatalities, help those families through the unimaginably tragic occurrence in their lives, something that they will not recover from, and then understand that the people who lost their houses or don't know where they will get food or water have some confidence that we are going to be there for them, that we are doing what we can as fast as we can consistent with making sure that we have no further loss of life, so for example in turning on power, if there's a chance turning on power is going to start a fire, we will err on the side of caution. if there is an issue the safety of one of our first resp
-student. this will be the last question. >> i do not know -- to me, it looks like a hurricane sandy did play a part in the outcome. governor christie was an ardent supporter of romney to start with -- after the hurricane, it sounded like he was leaning toward obama. my question to you, did it play a part in the outcome? >> did governor christie's embrace of president obama on the tarmac in new jersey after hurricane sandy play a role in the outcome in this election? i would like to hear david answer first. >> undeniably not. did somebody turn out the vote for the president in colorado who was not going to turn out the vote? did people switch their views in the closing days? no, we have the best data at -- any campaign has ever had. the race did not change. pre-sandy or post-sandy. there was a set of voters who were yet to make the decision, and they allocated the way we thought they were going to. sandy was not a driver. number two, you could say it dominated the news appropriately for two or three days. the romney campaign had a hard time punching through that. that may be one tactical thing. the
. is the number really as good as it looks? >> the death toll from sandy now stands at 94 as more than 3 million homes still without power now facing colder weather, gas lines stretch for miles and controversy surrounding new york's decision to hold the marathon this sunday. >>> the ipad mini on sale but lines are shorter than expected. we're live at apple stores for the reaction. >>> and starbucks, same store sales up 7% well above expectations. what is howard schultz doing that mcdonald's, chipotle and other restaurant chains are not? >> the report before tuesday's election. nonfarm rose in the month of october above forecast of 125,000. august and september figures were revised higher, 184,000 private sector jobs were added last month. the unemployment rate ticking higher to 7.9%, but this was in line with expectation. it is the private company jobs addition that are the real highlight. government hiring contracted, so with all the private sector that was behind stronger than expected number here. >> that despite the fact it seems businesses have been reluctant to make significant additional
was shut down because of sandy. this morning futures down by about two points. nasdaq up by about 2 1/4 points. >>> jfk and newark airports both operational on wednesday, but saw very few flights. jpk is seeing more arrivals than departures, but net back to normal. courtney reagan is at laguardia this morning. >> reporter: good morning. so we haven't yet seen a plane take off here. the first plane is scheduled to take off in about 40 minutes from now. i've been here for over an hour and i got to say, i have never seen laguardia so quiet. i think there are more employees here than passengers. and i went counter to counter and american airlines basically said when i asked how many flights were scheduled to take off, it is very, very limited. he said it will keep changing all day long. air tran said they don't have a plane taking off until 1:00. it's like you were talking about earlier with that coordination, you have to get all the people in the right places. so i think laguardia will see what jfk and newark saw yesterday with more arrivals than departures. normally about 1,000 flights
this weekend's marathon. >> plus a weather alert just days after sandy, the storm ravaged northeast is keeping a close eye on another potential storm. >> and gunfire in an upscale d.c. neighborhood. tonight the son of a local tv news anchor is facing charges. >>> but we begin tonight with change of heart from new york city's mayor. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. this evening it became official after outrage continuing to run the new york city marathon mayor bloomberg caved. fox 5's will thomas starts us off in the newoom. what led to this? >> all week organizers said the race would go on. it brings in nearly $350 million to new york alone, but the outcry was too loud. for instance, as many of you know, much of lower manhattan is still in the dark not to mention staten island where the race would have started. hese giant generators are in place for the race to power things like race clocks. the thing is that's enough juice to power up hundreds of homes. >> the city of new york is not going to give up. the city of new york is coming back and this race will d
in the area impacted by sandy? that's the big question this morning. joe knows this very well, on my way in today, i had to take a taxicab for $125 because jeeves was this line to get gas, he was out of gas. >> i tried to take a car, my guy who i call -- he is not, but he nights as well be a former -- he has never failed. on on tuesday he came. and there have been snowstorms in the past where we've gone off the road, around, jack moved tractor trailers to get here's couldn't get gas. and so then i had to use -- i had a certain amount left in reserve. my gas tank is locked because people are siphoning now. >> it happened to one of our producers. >> there are people with guns. first 12 lines have to to do with troopers being there, you're not getting gas, people pulling guns, fights, frustrated. i saw something, and mill burn is a pretty of a through event community. and this one gas station finally got power, in addition to a five hour wait for cars on the other side, there were people, i don't know, somehow reminded of almost leak refugees. probably 120 people all with gas cans and three
saw the special animation . >> steve: haven't heard about this. >> gretchen: hurricane sandy sequel dumping snow, wind and ice on people who have no power, heat or water. but help is not on the way. fema is closed due to weather. are you kidding me? >> steve: a big win for president obama leading to a drop if your 401 k. wall street gets hit hard . the investors fear it is the worst to come. so far it is a cheering show. >> brian: let's see what i got. the president promising bipartisanship . harry reid has his dancing shows on. we'll explain. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> gretchen: were they ballet shoes or tap shoes. >> steve: a line dancer. >> brian: boxers can slug and dance. he said i can do both. he prefers to dance. >> steve: we'll tell you about harry reid who is ready to do fighting or dancing . and first it was sandy and now it is snowing. >> brian: i would like to know a storm without a name. >> gretchen: it is call would snow . mother nature playing a cruel trick on people without power. new york, new jersey, with rain, sleet and snow.
christie. for all of those concerned about voting in his state. after super storm sandy, the governor said they can vote by e-mail and fax ordering county clerks to open up the offices so residents affected by sandy can cast their ballot. >> you don't have to wait to vote. go there and in person you will get a ballot and hand it in and you are done. >> the governor knows how to put things said paper ballots will be made available in poling stations that do not have electricity. storm is forcing other to handle the voting challenges after the storm on the list. washington dc and north carolina, we'll keep you posted. recovery from sandy is a slow one from people in the northeast and power is finally coming back on for some. a long way to g. concerns about a new torm we are learning a nor'easter that is forecast for the middle of next week. it appears that new storm could bring high wind exercise we don't need that andev herain to the region that is devastated. ? staten island, new york is surreal but has begun. parts of the new york city burrough was destroid and people who live there are f
if the media pecked tup. but hurricane sandy came along. >> gretchen: they were not covering it more. >> steve: they had stuff in the washington post and daily beast and mr. lakey is after it, but we may never know what really happened. and the other big story hurricane sandy turning more deadly . death toll at 90 can that number could climb. four and half million people are still without electricity. most of them in new york and in new jersey. one of the hardest places hit was staten island, new york. flood waters fill would homes and strong winds ripped the homes off of foundation and there are bodies in the water and have you seen fema out there? anais live this morning. >> good morning to you steve. we are in staten island and you can see hurricane sandy's storm surge pop the boats up and put them on cars and toppled street lights and now they are blocking . debris in the folks lawns. aid has been super slow to come. hundreds of people are still in shelters and once those close, they will not have anywhere to go. >> 42 years, i had my home, and that monster -- it took it the >> i have no w
8%. >> big move there. thanks, scott. >>> is the clean-up from sandy rolls on, another storm headed toward the eastern seaboard. how bad is it going to be? the weather channel is tracking it for us next. >>> plus, the political impact of the storm. it was foggy before. may be starting to get clearer now. from local communities to local businesses. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. locking the world's potential. >>> in the first days after the storm, president obama toured the damage and received praise for his leadership. but as the gas lines grew and tempers got short, new damage uncovered could be images and headlines turn against him. john harwood is at an afl-cio phone bank where they are urging voters to get to the polls. governor christie seems deeply in command the way the federal government has stepped in to help. this is the third hurricane i've covered in my lifetime, andrew, katrina and now this. we are at the point where the population gets furi
, skipping out because of scheduling conflicts. will we get any answers. >> two weeks since superstorm sandy and home owners are going after the power company themselves. how might that turn out? >> and the so-called fat tax, not holding much weight. the law that was supposed to save people has an unexpected side effect, it kills business. "fox & friends" on 11-11-12 starts right now. ♪ >> good morning, everyone, it's veterans day and we honor everyone for their service today. all of our hard working men and women in the military. so we will be talking about them. >> yes. >> and it used to be called what? >> armiist day. >> one man wished we weren't talking about his shady past. as of right now. david petraeus after resigning on friday is not set to testify at senate or house hearings on benghazi this week. he may be compelled to. he has not been asked to by other, the house or the senate committees. one would hope he would be compelled to testify. >> alisyn: correct me if i'm wrong, but i think he was going to testify. >> dave: set to. >> alisyn: on thursday and instead he extended the a
sacrificed more time away from the campaign to focus squarely on the federal response to hurricane sandy. the president maintains that the recovery effort continues to be his number one priority. you can watch the president's entire remarks streaming live on foxnews.com. >> gregg: today is the last day for early voting in state of florida. florida has seen record turnout for both early and absentee ballots. steve harrigan is live with more on that. hi, steve. >> three hours left of early voting here in florida and turnout has been strong throughout the state. polling place in tampa linings are about hour long but some reports are four or five hours in miami-dade. 4 million people have voted early or by absentee ballot. the period for early voting is shorter this year than it was a year ago, just eight days this year. it was 14 days last year. some county election officials have asked for an extra day sunday for early voting the so far the governor has said, no, it's not going to happen. this country, hillsborough has been a bellwether, they have gone with every presidential winner since
on recovery efforts after sandy and a nor'easter and learn how many c >> the lakers didn't get off to the best start and mike brown got fired. we have a new coach. >> everyone knows the lakers are one of the most popular teams in the nba and this morning we can confirm they do have a new coach. through his agent we have learned that mike d'antoni has been hired as the lakers' new head coach although the team hasn't officially confirmed that. the deal is said to be four years, $12 million with an option for an additional year after that. the lakers were talking to former head coach bill -- phil jackson but they didn't go through. d'antoni last coached the new york knicks and before that was with the phoenix suns. steve nash played under d'antoni for the suns so this is sitting well with some players. we will probably learn more later on today but once again one of the nba's most popular teams the l.a. lakers, have a brand-new coach. >> we want to make your mornings easier. we have a new abc 7 alarm clock iphone app. it has all the latest news weather, traffic
day. keith russell, news4. >> a new misery for people in the northeast already hit by hurricane sandy. a powerful winter storm has now dropped some heavy snow. areas from new jersey all the way up to connecticut have a foot or more of snow. hundreds of thousands of people are still without power. some had just had power restored from the hurricane. a new york utility company says it probably won't have all customers back online until saturday. the weather channel's chris warren is live in toms river, new jersey, to show us what conditions are like there right now. chris? >> reporter: hello to you, jim. things right now, as far as the weather goes, really not much of a problem at all. the big hit came last night with all the snow. it's starting to clear out right now. as you were talking about, with the fact that so many people, more than 600,000 people in the northeast, mostly in new jersey, and in new york, still without power. it is going to be a very cold night. the clearing skies right now, that's going to add to it. you lose the cloud cover, the heat escapes into the atmosphere.
:26 right now. as new york and new jersey slowly recover from hurricane sandy, the area getting ready for another round of bad weather. >> new york city officials evacuating hundreds of people from four nursing homes in a storm-battered area. while the nor'easter not expected to be as bad as sandy, officials are worried about first responders being stretched too thin. airlines have cancelled hundreds of flights out of new york city already for today. now, it's 5:26. it's 39 degrees. we've got much more news here on "good morning washington" starting at 5:30. >> still ahead, more live reports on election results. we're going to have reaction from president obama. >> with your stories and your struggles, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> straight ahead, president obama sounds determined to change the feeling of politics as usual in washington. good morning to you, washington. it's wednesday, november 7. i'm cynne simpson. >> and i'm steve che
sandy and one of many questions do these hurricanes have something to do with global warming. and mao -- how do we prepare fr them in the 2350u67. joining me bryan walsh of "time" magazine, paul barrett of bloomberg businessweek and steve coll of the new yorker magazine. >> people are not able to live at sea level along these coasts like they have in the past. we have to protect it with walls. >> rose: also this evening we look at some of the responses to hurricane sandy that did work and did save lives. joining me did jon lapook medical correspondent with the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> we like to stay away from the word miracle, we really do. that's an overused word. i will say when i got there that night, i had the feeling at the pit of my stomach at first when i walked in, i thought oh my, this isn't a movie. we don't know how this is going to end. this could end with death. the were nodeaths as far as we know of anybody or catastrophes. >> rose: finally this evening we change courses and turn to narco terrorism in mexico and talk about that with mexico's secretary o
in pennsylvania look like mr. mitt romney regained the momentum that was stalled with sandy and could do well. >> gretchen: one of the things people have say . is it important to go negative or stay positive. you have done your negative advertising and more important to speak about america in general and the great nation that we are and vote patriotism or get the jabs. the president got in one word that republicans have latched on to right now. they played -- we'll play the sound bite and then mitt romney will respond. the word is "revenge". >> at the time the republican congress and a senate candidate by the name of mitt romney. no, no, no. don't boo, vote. vote. voting is the best revenge. >> yesterday president obama asked his supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> you know when you lookk right there. you can see mitt romney looks very presidential and you lookk at the president of the united states and his much talked about likeability wearing thin. >> brian: it is a dead heat in the voting right now. meanwhile charle
since hurricane sandy hit. mitt romney has an event starting any minute now in roanoke, virginia. and we'll wait to see today's tone on the campaign trail, but it's been noticeably softer from romney since the storm. now, we continue to see absolutely devastating pictures from sandy. 74 people are now dead. 5 million still without power. this morning, president obama was briefed again on the situation by fema officials. yesterday, he spent four hours touring the damage and meeting with people in new jersey. in an emotional moment, a marina owner came to him in tears. he promised her she's going to get the help she needs. >> we are with here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. >> well, it's unprecedented timing. this is all happening just five days before the election. the latest round of nbc news wall street journal polls show the president leading in iowa, wisconsin, and new hampshire. but it is still very close. let me bring in washington post columnist dana millbank and molly ball. good morning.
the presidential election and four days removed from hurricane sandy, one of the worst storms ever to hit this country. the death toll now stands at 94. there are still 4.6 million homes and businesses without power. and the new estimate for economic damage to say nothing of all the property damage is $50 billion. "the new york times" reporting the storm could shave half a percentage point off the country's gdp. for most of the northeast, it's now a recovery mission. and yesterday california military planes were loaded with utility vehicles ready to be shipped into new york. an army of some 50,000 utility workers from across the country, even canada, being deployed to the region to help in the massive project to restore power which will take weeks. three navy warships are anchored off the northeast coast to help with the relief effort. in new jersey, military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in the hardest-hit communities still remain without power. now, the good news does trickle out slowly. today amtrak will begin offering limited service between ne
. >> at least i got you talking about sandy. let's go to the news. on the eve of the presidential election -- today marks one full week since the hurricane came ashore. and the hurricane, at least at this point, killed at least 110 people. leaving a path of destruction that reshaped entire stretches of the northeast coastline. the cover of "new york" magazine shows the breadth of the impact on manhattan alone. much of the southern half of the island in pitch black. this morning nearly 1 million people in new jersey remain without power or heat. as overnight temperatures dip near freezing. as cold weather sets in, new york city mayor michael bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people may need to find new places to live. that is a daunting task for a city known for its already tight housing market. the announcement set up the potential return of fema trailers like those used in the wake of hurricane katrina. gas lines hours long stretched through the weekend across the tri-state area. in some cases stations are now using gas-powered generators to pump the fuel out of the ground. new york govern
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